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|CompPile (at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) is "an ongoing inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, ESL, and technical writing: 1939-1999." It is free to the public for nonprofit use; use for profit, however, requires permission. Its purpose is "to allow ready reference to the published twentieth-century work in post-secondary composition and rhetoric, from the beginning of WWII to the end of the century. It does not extend before 1939 or after 1999. It is an on-line, keyworded, searchable inventory for researchers and teachers and anybody else interested." Its focus is on writing, not speaking. "It integrates journal articles, review-essays, notes and comments, books, dissertations, and edited collections. It does not systematically cover ERIC, which has its own searchable database. It does not systematically cover textbooks, how-to books, conference notices, editor's forwards, or reviews of single works."|
|Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)||info||some||none|
LLBA: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts contains abstracts and indexing for articles, books, and other scholarly materials related to linguistics and its sub-disciplines. Coverage is from 1973 to the present.
|Literature Online (LION)||info||some||some|
|Literature Online (LION) provides full-text, searchable access to a wide range of English language literary works, criticism, and reference sources. Robust searching allows users to find authors by nationality, ethnicity, movement and period. Includes Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, 1920- (ABELL).|
|Literature Resource Center (with Scribner and Twayne)||info||some||most|
|Literature Resource Center includes full text access to a wide range of sources for literary research, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book reviews, biographical and topical overview essays and poetry and short fiction from contemporary literary magazines.|
|MLA International Bibliography||info||some||n/a|
MLA International Bibliography indexes articles, books, and other scholarship related to literature, language, linguistics and folklore. Coverage is from 1926 to the present.
|Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)||info||some||some|
|Academic Search Premier is a giant database that covers more than 8,000 journals, 85% of which are peer-reviewed and over 55% are full text, and full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. It covers a wide variety of disciplines.|
|Children`s Literature CD||info||n/a||n/a|
|The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) contains "information about children's books, video and audio recordings, film strips, and other children-focused media." As of June 3, 2005, CLCD has "more than 900,000 [detailed] catalog records" and "more than 130,000 critical reviews of thousands of children's books, ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults, and an average of more than 1500 new reviews are added to the database monthly. . . . National, state and international awards back to the first Newbery in 1922 and hundreds of others . . . are included. . . . there are over sixty best books lists such as School Library Journal Best Children's Books . . . All state reading lists are included and updated annually." Appropriate reading levels are also identified in each book record.|
Credo Reference features content from hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects.
|Humanities Abstracts and Retrospective||info||some||some|
Provides indexing for journals covering fields such as archaeology, area studies, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, literary and social criticism, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, and theology. Coverage is from 1907-present.
|JSTOR provides the searchable full text of the backfiles (at least 3 years old) of many of the core research and academic society published journals in almost all subject areas, but its emphasis is in the humanities and social sciences. The majority of JSTOR’s content is academic and peer-reviewed.|
|New York Times (current)||info||n/a||all|
|Full-text and full-image for all articles for the past year.|
|Oxford Scholarship Online||info||n/a||all|
|Complete text of over 1,800 Oxford books.|
|Full-text access to a selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.|